Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, Tours

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Built between 1170 and 1547, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien is a Roman Catholic cathedral boasting many restorations. View essential collections like the organ built by Barnabé Delanoue in the 16th century and donated by Archbishop Martin de Beaune. You can also see the Carrara marble tombs of the two children, from Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany, both of whom died as infants. Then try to recognize the three different architectural designs encompassing the structure: Romanesque tower buttresses, Gothic ornamentation, and Renaissance tower spires. Work out when and for how long to visit Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and other Tours attractions using our handy Tours online tour itinerary planner .
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  • The façade, which needs a good cleaning, leaves room for a slight disappointment when you discover the Interior quite cold, sober. St Martin is much more beautiful!
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  • Everything is in the title, to visit. The building is just sublime and beautiful thing to see inside
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  • Nice building, in good condition. beautiful medieval stained glass and also..... Contemporary. Well done tour circuit.
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  • I like this place it's very beautiful clean and you can walk around to looking the town it is so nice to come alone friends or family they have many nice buildings around to take a look and picture and it's not too far from Paris by train and easy transport
  • Amazing location, beautiful detail in the vitrals, and in the sculptures. The cathedral is open to visitors for free. It has a Gothic style similar to Notre dame's in Paris. It has a small square in front from where you can take awesome pictures.
  • Gorgeous cathedral with gothic roofing, one of the must visit places in Tours. By the way, if you come in Tours in summer, there will be spectacles of light at night, which is quite impressive.
  • 1) Look at the top of the twin tower. They have a pair of eyes and an angelic face that look like guardians of peace. 2) The ceiling of the huge entrance doors were made of different figurines. What an amazing layout! 3) The stained glass inside were really pretty. It is a must-visit place of interest in Tours. One of the best cathedral around inside and outside.
  • Fantastic Gothic so tall it's remarkable. Window panes so beautiful many are biblical stories. Lots of paintings. Must visit.
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